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Common Error In English : ARRIVE

Arrive

- She arrived to office in time for the meeting. (X)

- She arrived at office in time for the meeting. (V)

- I arrived to Jakarta on May 24. (X)

- I arrived in Jakarta on May 24. (V)

Kata “arrive” diikuti “at” untuk menerangkan tiba di suatu gedung, bangunan, stasiun, airport dll.

Kata “arrive” diikuti “in” untuk menerangkan tiba di sebuah kota, negara dll.



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Persiapan TOEFL dan IELTS
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Common Error In English : Arrival



- At his arrival  in Jakarta, many of his friends met him at the airport. (X)

- On his arrival in Jakarta, many of his friends met him at the airport. (V)

 Gunakan “on/upon” untuk “arrival”. “On someone’s arrival”, atau “upon someone arrival”, bukan “at someone’s arrival”.



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Persiapan IELTS dan TOEFL
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Common Error In English : APPROACH

- He approached to the students in the canteen and ate together with them. (X)

- He approached the students in the canteen and ate together with them. (V)

Kata "approach" (mendekati - seseorang/sesuatu) tidak diikuti oleh "to"
--- approach somebody/something......

Common Error In English : APART FROM

- Apart of his minor mistakes, he helped people a lot in this community. (X)

- Apart from his minor mistakes, he helped people a lot in this community. (V)

"Apart from" bukan "apart of"



Common Error In English : ANXIOUS

- I'm anxious for knowing the test result. (X)

- i'm anxious to know the rest result. (V)

Kata "anxious" hendaknya diikuti oleh "to" bila yang diinginkan ialah "anxious to do something".

Tetapi,

Bila yang diinginkan ialah "anxious for somebody to do something" maka kalimatnya menjadi :

- She was anxious for my test result.